The body of a man was found on a beach in the area of Echo Cove, a release from the Juneau Police Department said Friday.

The body was found sometime around 8:14 p.m. Thursday at the tide line on the beach. JPD officers responded to the area to investigate.

Police said the area was accessible by walking half of a mile down a trail and another half of a mile along the beach. Capital City Fire/Rescue responded with a boat to assist police in retrieving the body.

Information about the man's death, including his identity, was not immediately available. Police said the body is being sent to the state's medical examiner for an autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing.

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